WoodRiver - Roughing Gouge 3/4"
These high-quality turning tools are designed to meet the needs of any skill level woodturner, from beginner to demanding professional. High-speed steel blades are hardened to Rc 62-64 and set in...
• High-speed steel blade
• Extra-long 16" hardwood handle
• Extra-long handle for greater control
• Woodcraft exclusive design
• Brass ferrule
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The original “Lignum vitae” (Guaiacum) is Latin for “wood of life”, and derives from its medicinal resin used to treat a variety of medical conditions from coughs to arthritis, and chips of the wood can also be used to brew a tea. Lignum vitae is one of the numerous durable, hard, and dense woods referred to as ironwood. On the Janka Scale of Hardness, which measures hardness of woods, lignum vitae ranks highest of the trade woods, registering at 4500 lbf.
Broke at tang
This gouge broke at the tang after very little usage. Woodcraft is replacing this for free as they have a lifetime warranty, but I feel this will likely occur again. Tang seems really small for this size tool.
Dang Tang Broke Again
Woodcraft replaced the first one that broke at the tang. Within a couple of months, the replacement broke in the same spot. The tang is just not big enough for this size gouge. Spend the money and by a higher quality too.
Good beginer roughing gouge.
Was a gift to a beginner turner. Nice tool handle length. The tang should be heaver.
Nice Overpriced Tool
It's a gouge - Works well, holds an edge fairly well, I'm pleased with it. Would have liked it better if it had cost [$].
Solid, good balance and well made!
This roughing gouge is comfortable to use and holds an edge well.
only things i have turned with it so far are a couple of rolling pins it did a great job. i used the sharping service it arrived very sharp and ready to go
As good as Sorby
Has good steel and sharpens well
Made in China
No where does it say made in China in the catalog. I found that the HSS does not hold an edge very long. It would be better to purchase a English or American made HSS tool. The extra cost would be worth it.
[...] It claims to be Professional Quality High Speed Steel.The Wood River gouge does not hold an edge as long as other English made High Speed Steel tools. Therefore it requires more often sharpening and without saying a shorter life than a better tool. [...]
fatigue fracture early in life
Worked well until the metal fractured at the tang. This may have been a defect in the metal, but it hadn't been used much and was not dropped or abused.